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Hi, my name is karenmason!

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karenmason
karenmason Community member Posts: 3 Listener
hi everyone isn’t it cold I find myself having to deal with a terminal diagnosis copd for some reason I’ve only been told this in the last few months but was diagnosed 8years ago and no one told me so am feeling a bit confused I’ve been trying to get hold of dwp so hard any help would be so appreciated at this difficult time wrap up up warm hope to hear from you soon regards Karen x 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,107 Disability Gamechanger
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    What is the reason why you're trying to ring DWP? which benefits are you claiming exactly? A diagnosis doesn't automatically entitle you to any extra benefits and isn't really a change of circumstances that needs to be reported.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • karenmason
    karenmason Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    What is the reason why you're trying to ring DWP? which benefits are you claiming exactly? A diagnosis doesn't automatically entitle you to any extra benefits and isn't really a change of circumstances that needs to be reported.

  • karenmason
    karenmason Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hi poppy thankyou for words on no need to inform dwp of change in circumstances appreciated. Karen 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    You are welcome @karenmason. It is the very least you deserve.

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to support you. We are all here for you and listening to you.

    Take care for now and we will look forward to, hopefully, hearing from you again soon  :)
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